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Make Mine Freedom


Published 1948


This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.


Run time 00:09:30
Producer John Sutherland
Production Company Sutherland Productions
Audio/Visual sound, color

Reviews

Reviewer: hbenthow1 - - February 16, 2012
Subject: Great cartoon.
I miss the good old days, when some propaganda actually told the truth. This cartoon should be required viewing. If people had heeded the advice given in this cartoon, we wouldn't be in such a mess now.
Reviewer: fleabag2 - - September 16, 2010
Subject: Correction.
For what it's worth, I am NOT part of any "tea party" organization, but to a point, there IS a bit of fear involved - the fear about the direction in which this country is headed, for example. Having said that, it seems that there are people out there who choose not to even so much as consider the possibility that what I said even so much as MIGHT be true (such people were even depicted in that cartoon, if you remember), such people are quick to describe the rest of us as "hatemongers", for example.
Reviewer: NoSpillBlood - - August 7, 2010
Subject: An on-topic review
The Sutherland corporation always did solid work. Many of their finest shorts are available here on archive.org. I would give this cartoon a full 5 points for it's quality as animation, judged alongside Warners and Disney of the period.

I take away 2 points for the politically, economically and socially naive (or deliberately misleading) viewpoint on display in the film. And another point off for the fact that this animation from 1948, when UPA was just getting rolling, betrays no undercurrent of searching for new means, nor of dissatisfaction with the ancient assembly-line methods of Hollywood's entrenched animation factories.

Net out three points. Solid, but not that enjoyable to sit through.
Reviewer: cubfan515 - - July 14, 2010
Subject: Terrific Cartoon!
Terrific cartoon. Fortunately, President Obama – working hand in hand with intelligent people everywhere – will unite to defeat the fear and hatemongering McCarthyism and Facism of the Tea Party movement.
Reviewer: radioman714 - - July 10, 2010
Subject: He knows what he is doing.
O'bamma knows what he is doing. Destroying our republic with his "ISM" !!!

Remember he said: "Fundamentally change our country"!
Reviewer: quigs - - June 18, 2010
Subject: Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think this short subject should be sent to every member of congress, the white house staff, the President's cabinet, and Barrack Obama himself to make them realise where they live and what Ameria really is.
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